Aloe distans “Gold Teeth”

  • Aloe diistans
  • Aloe distans develops striking symmetry.
  • Aloe distans prefers to crawl along the ground.
  • Heads grow up to about 2' before crawling back on the ground.

1 Gallon $10.80

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Aloe distans "Gold Teeth"

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Aloe perfoliata var. brevifolia, Aloe brevifolia, Aloe mitriformis var. angustior, Aloe mitriformis var. brevifolia
  • Common Names:  
    Jewelled Aloe, Golden Tooth Aloe
  • Family:  
  • Origin:  
    The west coast of South Africa from Danger Point north to St. Helena Bay.
  • Size Label:  
    1 Gallon
  • Height:  
    up to 12"
  • Width:  
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    20 to 25°F, -6.7 to -3.9°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Very high
  • Light Requirement:  
    Full sun to light shade in sunny, hot interior deserts
  • Water needs:  
    Extremely drought tolerant but light summer irrigation is fine
  • Maintenance:  
  • Uses:  
    A good choice for rock, succulent and cactus gardens. Also makes a great fire-proof ground cover. This plant's flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds and it makes a nice addition to a xeriscape wildlife garden.
  • Propagation:  
    Replant offsets and collect seeds after flowering.
  • Special notes:  
    This is an easily grown, spreading aloe. It forms small rosettes which sucker and branch across the top of the soil to fill in areas. In a shadier location, the leaves are bluish-green and the teeth are white, but in stronger sun the leaves take on bronzy tinges and the teeth become bright yellow gold. The triangular leaves are about 5" long and 3" wide forming a snaking rosette that grows across the soil. This aloe has coral tubular flowers held on branched, short stems above the foliage making quite a display in a large planting. The flowers are densely grouped at the ends of the flower stalks, in whorls with flattened tops.